Daughter is a short, 12 minute student film that is in all actuality, really quite scary. I know, I know, student films are crappy and pretentious, right? Well you will be pleased to find that this one is a cut (or six) above your average student film. This film is also rather rare, as it can only be found in select few places to purchase, and despite the awards and acclaim it has earned, still remains fairly obscure. Anyway, it's only twelve minutes long, and won't rape your ratio, so take a chance and watch it, people. I would summarize it myself, but IMDB user comments are so much more eloquent than me.
[quote]As far as suspense goes, one could not do much better than this film. Absolute genius in the writing and directing department as this pseudo-horror/thriller follows the final hours of a doting mother attempting to protect her daughter when chaos and supernatural events take place in her upper-class home. In the end, we find that - as in real life (and after-life) things are not always as they seem. Admittedly, the very first hints of horror bordered on a possible bad comedic piece, it very quickly changed pace into what it intended to be. Effective and disturbing, "Daughter" deserves every award that it has garnered so far. Brilliant work, and one of the scariest films I have seen - even if it is only 10 or so minutes long.[/quote]
[quote]Daughter is a refreshing 12-minute break from the usual modern irony and humor-drenched horror films. It doesn't mistake sadism for suspense, or gore for tension. It knows the real deal. It has a real voice, it's fun (if you like being scared), original and refreshingly twisted. The climax is one that you'll remember for a while.
It's several levels above what you normally see from student work...and if you turn the lights off and give it a chance...it will give you a good, healthy scare.
This movie is also quite noteworthy because Eduardo Rodriguez, the student director...received a three picture movie deal from Miramax based solely(!) on this film. Movie fans should track it down for that reason alone.[/quote]